National Science Day 2021 was celebrated Defence Research & Development Organisation, DRDO Head Quarter in New Delhi. To mark the occasion, a special function was organised by Defence Science Forum.
National Science Day is celebrated each year on 28 February to commemorate the discovery of “Raman Effect” in 1928 by Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman, which led to the Nobel Prize being awarded to him in the year 1930.
Principal Scientific Advisor to Government of India, Prof K VijayRaghavan was the Chief Guest on the occasion. The function was presided over by Secretary DDR&D and Chairman DRDO Dr G Satheesh Reddy.
Dr G Satheesh Reddy in his address congratulated the scientific community for its ongoing quest to achieve excellence and self-reliance. He further said that it is very important for any nation to work on the fundamental side of science, for which the universities need to be made stronger, so that the nation can come out with quality products.
Forty-Seven research papers were received from various DRDO labs/establishments, out of which three research papers were adjudged best. Defence Science Spectrum, a compilation of the scientific papers received from labs of various clusters, was also released by dignitaries on the occasion.